Bridging Cultures: Beethoven 250 and Beyond



16th – 19th JANUARY 2020




Celebrate the Beethoven 250 year in style with a Conference in which his monumental legacy of music will be the springboard for an enriching smorgasbord of lectures, concerts, masterclasses and workshops. With our own internationally-renowned NZ String Quartet in residence, NZ pianist Stephen De Pledge providing the piano expertise, and sessions for woodwind and voice teachers, there will be something to satisfy all interests.





Call for Papers

The Convenors invite participants to consider the teaching environment for the private studio music teacher, that of the school music teacher bound by the curriculum and, finally, the challenges faced by the itinerant instrumental music teacher. These may be related to the practice of teaching in an environment where music may be marginalised as part of a cultural shift and where there has been a change in educational priorities. Research may look at the present and the future, from primary through to tertiary levels in both New Zealand and international contexts. We particularly welcome submissions that address directly and indirectly, the following themes:

  1. Abstracts for papers will be considered on all aspects of music studies, with a preference for those related to music education, specifically instrumental teaching strategies, repertoire and practice strategies.
  2. Papers relating to the music of Beethoven and its influence on subsequent music will also assume priority.

Submission requirements can be found in the Call for Papers – Conference 2020
Submissions are due by 5pm on Friday 19 July 2019 and must be emailed as a PDF to